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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Sued By Record Label Over Alleged Failure To Promote BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Album

Ritchie Blackmore is being sued by the Frontiers record label over what the Italian company claims is the legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist's "failure to comply with his promotional obligations" related to the release of "All Our Yesterdays", the tenth studio album from BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the renaissance-inspired rock band formed by Blackmore and his ...

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ANVIL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Die For A Lie'

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will release their new album, "Anvil Is Anvil", on February 26 worldwide (excluding Japan) via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available on digipak CD (incuding one bonus track and a poster), 2LP gatefold clear version and as a digital download. The official lyric video for the song "Die For A Lie" ...

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BLACK SABBATH's GEEZER BUTLER Apologizes To BILL WARD

BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler has apologized to Bill Ward for saying the band's founding drummer was invited to take part in SABBATH's final show. Earlier this week, Geezer Butler told Radio.com that Ward was offered an opportunity to join the band for the final U.S. concert of its farewell tour, but that Ward declined ...

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IMMORTAL Members Claim ABBATH's 'Personal Problems' Ruined Band's Progress

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL — now consisting of lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) and drummer Horgh (real name Reidar Horghagen) following last year's split with frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath) — are working on material for the band's next album, to be released via the Nuclear Blast label. Demonaz, IMMORTAL's founding member, has created ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Admits METALLICA Thought About Firing LARS ULRICH

On November 4, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was interviewed on the "Quinn & Cantara" morning show on Albany's classic rock radio station PYX 106. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the progress of the recording sessions for METALLICA's follow-up to 2008's ...

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Did VOLBEAT 'Steal' LIFE OF AGONY's Sound? JOEY Z Weighs In

LIFE OF AGONY guitarist Joseph Zampella (a.k.a. Joey Z) was interviewed on a recent edition of the "Talk Toomey" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. Asked how he feels about the commercial success that band the Danish/American metal rock 'n' roll outfit VOLBEAT has had while possessing a sound ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: 'We Don't Try To Create Clones Or Try To Follow Formulas'

Spain's EMP Live TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the Brazilian influence in SEPULTURA's music: "We were influenced by music from outside Brazil first — European bands and American bands — and ...

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